This edition features a brief Radio Obituary for song writer Allee Willis
Radio Eclectica is an eclectic mix of lost rock, blues and folk broadcast live every Thursday, 6 to 8 pm Eastern on 91.3 WVKR-FM and live streaming at www.WVKR.org. Radio Eclectica is created in the tradition of progressive FM radio of the 60s and 70s, a remnant freeform, open-format program where just about anything goes. The program often features tributes to musical figures who have just passed away ("Radio Obituary”) or have simply been under acknowledged or forgotten. A cadre of characters with pseudonyms like The Juggler, Tomzee , Mertz, The Fixer and Mr. Tom visit occasionally or come up in conversation.
Marc Breslav has hosted Radio Eclectica, at Vassar College’s WVKR in Poughkeepsie, NY, since 1994. He has worked at five other college
or community stations across the country, notably the legendary freeform station, WFMU-FM, in the New York City market. He got his start in radio in 1978 in California.
Here is an audio archive of the live shows as recorded from the online live stream--glitches and all. Playlists are archived at wvkr.radioactivity.fm/show.html?showoid=1860. The sequence of songs, the songs played, and the time of airing are not always accurate due to computer glitches and limitations of the Radioactivity site. Listeners interested in downloading are encouraged to use compressed formats, as the original files uploaded are 64 kbps mp3s.
Special thanks to The Juggler for establishing and maintaining this archive.
For a newspaper interview of Breslav visit https://highlandscurrent.org/2019/02/19/mixing-it-up/